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Port/City: Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Activity Type:
Destination Highlights

Approximate Duration:
3 hour(s)

Prices starting from:
*49.00 USD (Adult)
*45.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your Shore Excursions on board.

*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.This tour requires a minimum number of guests in order to operate.
Shore Excursions
St. Maarten Natural Wonders - SMC1

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This tour gives you the opportunity to learn about the island’s eco-system and see many of the beautiful animals, birds and reptiles which are native to the tropics.

- See the natural salt ponds which are vital to the island’s eco-system.
- Visit the St. Maarten Park Zoo and see many different species of tropical birds and animals.
- Enjoy views of neighboring islands and the island’s flora and fauna.

Full Description:
Upon leaving the pier, you will travel along Philipsburg’s natural salt ponds where your knowledgeable guide will provide interesting information regarding the importance of the salt ponds to the eco-system. At St. Maarten Park Zoo, a guide will introduce you to some unique residents, including an amazing array of birds including blue and gold, green-winged, and scarlet macaws. You will have an opportunity to see the Caribbean and American tropics come alive. The zoo has 80 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates, displayed in a tropical garden setting.

After enjoying a beverage, your tour continues through the mountainous middle region of the island. You’re heading to the area of Oyster Pond where you can view St. Barts, Tintemarre and the many smaller islets that dot the Caribbean Sea. A couple of brief stops allow the guide to point out interesting facts about the island's flora and fauna including the interesting medicinal use of island "bush tea".

What to Bring:
- You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.
- Sun protection
- Camera
- Money for incidentals

What to Wear:
- Recommend wearing light clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

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